These gripping works by composers of four lands offer a quartet-lover’s dream concert experience. From Puccini’s operatic Crisantemi (“Chrysanthemums”) to Shostakovich’s explosive late quartet, there is music on this program that satisfies all tastes and vividly displays the string quartet’s stunning capabilities.
- Puccini Crisantemi for String Quartet (1890)
- Brahms Quartet in A minor for Strings, Op. 51, No. 2 (1865–73)
- Webern Langsamer Satz for String Quartet (1905)
- Shostakovich Quartet No. 12 in D-flat major for Strings, Op. 133 (1968)